Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2010

51-4193 Plating and Coating Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic

Set up, operate, or tend plating or coating machines to coat metal or plastic products with chromium, zinc, copper, cadmium, nickel, or other metal to protect or decorate surfaces. Includes electrolytic processes.


National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
Geographic profile for this occupation

National estimates for this occupation: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for this occupation:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
30,580 3.0 % $14.88 $30,940 0.8 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.54 $11.31 $13.93 $17.52 $22.04
Annual Wage (2) $19,840 $23,520 $28,980 $36,430 $45,830


Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Coating, Engraving, Heat Treating, and Allied Activities 16,460 13.84 $14.25 $29,640
Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing 2,560 0.70 $14.28 $29,700
Other Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing 910 0.37 $15.14 $31,490
Other Electrical Equipment and Component Manufacturing 850 0.73 $16.78 $34,900
Architectural and Structural Metals Manufacturing 790 0.24 $14.67 $30,510

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Coating, Engraving, Heat Treating, and Allied Activities 16,460 13.84 $14.25 $29,640
Hardware Manufacturing 280 1.19 $13.98 $29,070
Manufacturing and Reproducing Magnetic and Optical Media 250 1.02 $17.65 $36,710
Spring and Wire Product Manufacturing 380 0.93 $13.42 $27,910
Cutlery and Handtool Manufacturing 310 0.78 $14.42 $30,000

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 440 0.02 $24.09 $50,100
Other Transportation Equipment Manufacturing (8) (8) $23.05 $47,950
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 410 0.09 $20.82 $43,300
Iron and Steel Mills and Ferroalloy Manufacturing 80 0.09 $19.37 $40,300
Manufacturing and Reproducing Magnetic and Optical Media 250 1.02 $17.65 $36,710


Geographic profile for this occupation: Top

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

States with the highest employment level in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 3,690 0.26 1.10 $14.92 $31,030
Texas 2,410 0.24 0.99 $14.10 $29,320
Pennsylvania 1,980 0.36 1.50 $16.86 $35,070
Illinois 1,790 0.32 1.34 $13.02 $27,080
Ohio 1,600 0.33 1.35 $13.69 $28,470




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Connecticut 890 0.55 2.30 $15.95 $33,170
Tennessee 1,290 0.50 2.09 $13.26 $27,570
Indiana 1,260 0.46 1.92 $15.70 $32,660
Nebraska 410 0.45 1.88 $14.87 $30,930
Minnesota 1,140 0.45 1.85 $15.15 $31,510




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Oklahoma 340 0.23 0.96 $18.18 $37,810
Maine 200 0.34 1.42 $18.00 $37,430
Maryland 260 0.11 0.44 $17.83 $37,090
West Virginia 280 0.41 1.72 $16.96 $35,280
Pennsylvania 1,980 0.36 1.50 $16.86 $35,070

Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 1,630 0.43 1.78 $15.27 $31,770
Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, IL Metropolitan Division 1,270 0.36 1.49 $12.52 $26,030
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 1,210 0.48 2.00 $13.85 $28,810
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 840 0.50 2.07 $15.54 $32,310
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 620 0.45 1.87 $12.88 $26,800
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 590 0.35 1.47 $15.29 $31,790
Portland-Vancouver-Beaverton, OR-WA 540 0.56 2.34 $14.99 $31,180
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 490 0.57 2.37 $18.02 $37,470
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 480 0.27 1.11 $17.87 $37,170
Providence-Fall River-Warwick, RI-MA 410 0.77 3.20 $15.47 $32,170




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Steubenville-Weirton, OH-WV 150 3.55 14.75 $19.29 $40,130
Erie, PA 220 1.81 7.52 $14.89 $30,970
Jackson, MI 80 1.60 6.64 $13.22 $27,490
Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford, VA 90 1.44 6.00 $13.58 $28,240
Niles-Benton Harbor, MI 80 1.40 5.83 $13.00 $27,050
Lebanon, PA 60 1.32 5.50 $17.33 $36,040
Waterbury, CT 80 1.27 5.29 $15.05 $31,300
Binghamton, NY 120 1.11 4.60 $12.98 $27,000
Anniston-Oxford, AL 50 1.00 4.14 $19.05 $39,630
Springfield, MA-CT 250 0.90 3.74 $15.71 $32,670




Top paying metropolitan areas for this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Corpus Christi, TX 100 0.55 2.28 $23.70 $49,290
Asheville, NC 70 0.41 1.69 $20.92 $43,510
Oklahoma City, OK 180 0.33 1.36 $20.71 $43,080
Kansas City, MO-KS 130 0.14 0.58 $19.30 $40,140
Steubenville-Weirton, OH-WV 150 3.55 14.75 $19.29 $40,130
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 50 0.06 0.23 $19.21 $39,960
Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ 80 0.26 1.08 $19.20 $39,950
Nashua, NH-MA NECTA Division 60 0.50 2.06 $19.07 $39,660
Anniston-Oxford, AL 50 1.00 4.14 $19.05 $39,630
Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, OH-PA 100 0.48 2.01 $18.29 $38,040

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Northeast Indiana nonmetropolitan area 210 1.11 4.61 $13.83 $28,770
Other North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 170 0.58 2.41 $13.51 $28,100
West Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 150 1.00 4.14 $13.66 $28,410
Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 140 0.80 3.33 $14.66 $30,490
Northeastern Nebraska nonmetropolitan area 100 1.14 4.72 $13.01 $27,070

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Northeastern Nebraska nonmetropolitan area 100 1.14 4.72 $13.01 $27,070
Northeast Indiana nonmetropolitan area 210 1.11 4.61 $13.83 $28,770
Linn County, Oregon nonmetropolitan area 40 1.02 4.26 $17.33 $36,040
West Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 150 1.00 4.14 $13.66 $28,410
Upper Savannah South Carolina nonmetropolitan area 100 0.95 3.94 $14.30 $29,750

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Northeastern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 40 0.29 1.19 $21.48 $44,670
Linn County, Oregon nonmetropolitan area 40 1.02 4.26 $17.33 $36,040
East Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 90 0.37 1.52 $17.06 $35,480
West Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $16.20 $33,690
South Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 30 0.23 0.95 $15.58 $32,400


About May 2010 National, State, Metropolitan, and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors, all metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas, and all states and the District of Columbia. The top employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable XLS files.

The percentile wage estimate is the value of a wage below which a certain percent of workers fall. The median wage is the 50th percentile wage estimate--50 percent of workers earn less than the median and 50 percent of workers earn more than the median. More about percentile wages.


(1) Estimates for detailed occupations do not sum to the totals because the totals include occupations not shown separately. Estimates do not include self-employed workers.

(2) Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a "year-round, full-time" hours figure of 2,080 hours; for those occupations where there is not an hourly mean wage published, the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data.

(3) The relative standard error (RSE) is a measure of the reliability of a survey statistic. The smaller the relative standard error, the more precise the estimate.

(8) Estimate not released.

(9) The location quotient is the ratio of the area concentration of occupational employment to the national average concentration. A location quotient greater than one indicates the occupation has a higher share of employment than average, and a location quotient less than one indicates the occupation is less prevalent in the area than average.


Other OES estimates and related information:

May 2010 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

List of Occupations in SOC Code Number Order

List of Occupations in Alphabetical Order

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Last Modified Date: May 17, 2011